Incident Summary:

01/31/2018: Assailants fired projectiles at a Tatmadaw battalion in Mogaung, Kachin, Myanmar. At least 24 people were injured in the ensuing clash, which lasted until February 3, 2018. There were an unknown number of assailant casualties. The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack aimed to disrupt military operations in the area.

GTD ID:
201802030024

When:
2018-01-31

Country:
Myanmar

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kachin

City:
Mogaung

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tatmadaw
Specific Description Battalion
Nationality of Target Myanmar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Battalion 14 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"KIA downplays its objectives in recent hostilities," DVB, February 6, 2018.
"Ethnic armed group attacks military headquarters in Myanmar northernmost state," Xinhua News Agency, February 4, 2018.